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about with our "gps" panel this week. from syria to egypt, iran to iraq, and of course asia. >>> finally, why egypt went way retro this week, back to the age of the pharaohs. i'll explain. >>> first, here's my take. you wouldn't have thought anti-americanism in pakistan could get any worse, but last week, nato attacked a pakistani army post, killing 24 pakistani soldiers. even before this episode for which nato expressed deep regret, you couldn't have found a country on the planet that was more anti-american than pakistan. in a pew survey this year, only 12% of pakistanis expressed a favorable view of the u.s. populist rage and official duplicity have built up even though washington has lavished islamabad with aid totaling $20 billion over the last decade. i think it's time to recognize that the united states' pakistan policy is just not working. supporting islamabad has been premised on two arguments. the first is if we don't, the pakistani government could collapse, and the country's nuclear weapons could fall in the wrong hands, perhaps even ending up with al qaeda. this misunderstand
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, it overwhelmingly, in protest after protest -- obviously the stakes are different in syria than they are in oakland. but they are by and large middle-class people. the more educated members of their society who are -- have reached a sense of grimness about the prospects of their country, their democracies, their personal likelihood live decided in this contagious way to get off the couch and take out the earplugs and express complaints out in the streets. >> what do you think? is it -- what i'm struck by is it's happening in dictatorships, but it's happening in democracies. lots of established democracies. >> yes. i think we're in an age of -- we both know this and don't notice it fully. we're in an age of the overthrow of establishments, period. as americans, we are always moved by the stirrings of others toward freedom, and we understand what's going on in america against establishments. but it is also true, and my great concern is that this inherently makes the world less stable. i am old enough -- maybe we all are, too, to appreciate stability. particularly in the age we're living in with extr
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in syria. that leaves hezbollah, but hezbollah is cut off. >> internal conflicts -- >> absolutely. let it if. iran is losing politically at this point. >> people feel that we wouldn't have a drop-dead point about the nuclear program, they would do exactly that. if you reach -- it becomes a race between will the iranian regime get nukes before it falls, then this administration -- >> we've got a break. you four stay right here. we are going barbra streisand ba -- we are going to be back after the break. coming up "what in the world" segment, why the two economies seem to be courting one of the world's poorest countries. you won't want to miss this. first, it's been re-engineered with micro-particles. second, it enters the bloodstream fast, and rushes relief to the site of your tough pain. the best part? it's proven to relieve pain twice as fast as before. bayer advanced aspirin. test how fast it works for you. love it, or get your money back. i'm an expert on softball. and tea parties. i'll have more awkward conversations than i'm equipped for because i'm raising two girls on my own. i'